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Independent News For The Australian Public Service
Edition Number 418. Updated Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Trees program branching out

The Department of the Environment is seeking feedback from organisations who may wish to be involved in the rollout of the 20 Million Trees Program.

The Program will see large-scale re-vegetation projects across the country, including the re-establishment of green corridors and urban forests, increasing and improving habitat to support threatened species, and the creation of greener spaces to improve the liveability of urban areas.

The Government has provided $50 million over four years to the 20 Million Trees Program with funding to begin from 2014-15.

It will be implemented through a combination of competitive grants to land managers and local community groups, and a tender process for larger-scale service providers.

Environment seeking feedback

Submissions are sought from interested parties on how best to deliver large-scale tree planting in a way that best utilises industry expertise, knowledge and capacity to achieve environmental conservation outcomes and community engagement.

Suitable service providers are encouraged to take this opportunity to make a difference to the environment by helping the Government to reach its target of planting 20 million trees by 2020.

Submissions received through this process will inform a subsequent request-for-tender process that will invite potential delivery partners to apply to become a 20 Million Trees service provider.

There will be opportunity for the community to be involved in consultation for the 20 Million Trees Program as part of wider consultation for the National Landcare Program in the coming months.

Further information can be found at this PS News link.

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